Growing-up in rural Ireland has defined me in more ways than I can consciously articulate. The word that sums up the experience is 'sufficiency'.
My family friends and I mostly occupied the world of 'enough', my parents had an internal ration book; they shopped for necessities; holidayed in Caravans by the West Coast of Ireland; and ate out a handful of times throughout my childhood. My first trip to the cinema was in 1979 when '…Continue
Posted on August 1, 2014 at 15:59
As a historian cum anthropologist cum criminologist, it will come as little surprise that I am drawn to historical perspectives of the development of behaviours, cultures, norms, attitudes, practices and policies as much as I am to the behaviour, culture, norm, attitude, practice or policy, itself. The journey to the endpoint is almost always a fascinating combination of factors that are wholly revealing about why we – as a society - are in the predicament we are, especially when we…Continue
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